Broken hearts and bruised egos may not be the only risk on Valentine's Day

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 10-Feb-2018

Broken hearts and bruised egos may not be the only risk on Valentine’s Day

Not too long ago, ABC News did a great story recounting Valentine’s Day visits to the emergency room.

There was the woman who swallowed the engagement ring her sweetie had hidden in the chocolate mousse and the one who suffered a fracture of her cervical spine when she hit her head on the headboard during a rather enthusiastic display of affection on the holiday. Both ladies left the hospital with a good prognosis and a proposal.

Dr. Alexander Kleinmann, an emergency physician at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, told ABC about the Casanova Fracture. Apparently, that’s the term used for a unique combination of a heel fracture with lumbar spine fracture. It’s the kind of injury a man might suffer when he jumps out of the window to avoid an unpleasant run in with the husband of the woman he was in bed with who shows up unexpectedly. Believe it or not, Kleinmann said he’d seen numerous such cases, particularly around Valentine’s Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sees Valentine’s Day as a great opportunity to focus on heart health. February is American Heart Month, as they remind us.

You could fix your Valentine a healthy – yet delicious – homemade dinner and dine by candlelight. You could show your sweetie you want to cherish every possible moment with them that you possibly can by giving up cigarette smoking.

If you are going out to celebrate with your Valentine, the CDC urges you to, “Avoid distracted driving and get to your Valentine’s Day plans safely. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash.”

If you are involved in a car accident – on Valentine’s Day or any other day – Gwinnett Medical in Lawrenceville along with our chiropractors in Norcross, Georgia, may be able to help you get back to loving life.

The first thing to remember is that it is important to seek medical care for your injuries as soon as possible. At Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain, you can schedule a same-day appointment with a chiropractor in Norcross, GA. We also offer same-day appointments with our chiropractors in Lawrenceville, GA. Helping people who have been injured in a car or truck accident is our specialty.

At Gwinnett pain management center, we can’t help you with relationship problems this Valentine’s Day, but if you want to see a chiropractor for neck pain, if you’ve suffered a disc slip in neck or back because of an accident or sports injury or if you have a history of back & neck pain, we want you to know that our patients come first.

You will find a caring and professional staff at Gwinnett Medical Clinic ready to serve you in any way they can. We are proud to provide exceptional neck and back chiropractic care. We even provide transportation to and from their appointments if your car has been damaged in an accident and is not available for your use.

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